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Student Government works through struggles of a shortened year

Student Government works through struggles of a shortened year

ASB executes International Rally and prom for the final quarter of the school year
Truong-Anh Nguyen-Tan and Dominic Navarro June 8, 2021

When students recall their high school years, it is not the daily homework and grueling tests they remember, but the spirited rallies and romantic dances. Because of the hard work of dedicated ASB students,...

Illustration by Amara Del Prato

Teachers struggle with demands of Distance Learning

Adapting their curriculum for digital learning proved challenging for some
Ariel Davila-Sanchez June 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first affected the 4th quarter of the 2019-2020 school year, many students felt excited for what they thought would be an extended spring vacation.  Some teachers were similarly...

Illustration by Ariel Davila-Sanchez

Claiming stress from remote learning, students circulate petition to ‘freeze’ grades

The petition has gained more than 450 signatures, nearly reaching students' 500 signature goal
Eileen Tran April 26, 2021

Last March, students left for spring break unaware that it would be over a year before they’d return to campus. As school districts struggled to get remote learning up and running, it became clear that...

COVID-19: A Look Back

COVID-19: A Look Back

Students reflect on their life during quarantine
Gavin Orsi April 16, 2021

It has been one year since Bear Creek’s “extended spring break” began last March when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.  The isolation caused by the COVID lockdown has had life-changing effects on the...

Illustration by Benjamin Tran

New enrollment form requesting student pronoun preference raises privacy concerns

Students question who has access to information and how it will be used
Dominic Navarro April 16, 2021

Although the passage of Assembly Bill 1266 was intended to protect students by prohibiting discrimination due to gender identity, some fear the bill will have the unintended consequence of revealing the...

Quarantine helps students discover and express their personal style

Quarantine helps students discover and express their personal style

Gender-fluid student finds newfound fashion confidence
Dominic Navarro, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Over the past year, the endless days stuck inside have driven students to crave change in their lives -- and fashion has become a favorite outlet for that change.  From clothing and makeup to hair and...

Quarantine allows time for students to reflect on the meaning of friendship

Quarantine allows time for students to reflect on the meaning of friendship

Social media plays important role in maintaining key friendships during pandemic
Gavin Cardoza, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

While many students have been cut off from seeing their friends on a daily basis for nearly a year now, some students admit the break from friendships has actually yielded a positive benefit: they now...

Conservative students struggle to find acceptance and tolerance from liberal peers

Conservative students struggle to find acceptance and tolerance from liberal peers

Jasmine Castillo, Feature Editor, Copy Editor February 21, 2021

With liberal views and perspectives dominating news, entertainment, social media and academia, conservative students often feel that their views are targeted and ridiculed.  From talks of “deprogramming”...

Bruin Voice's annual Naughty or Nice list

Bruin Voice’s annual Naughty or Nice list

December 18, 2020

Naughty LUSD Board member Ron Heberle for holding his Christmas party during a pandemic, with no plans to wear masks or social distance. Teachers who force students to share their political beliefs...

Dear Santa: get old white men out of politics

Dear Santa: get old white men out of politics

Jenessa Serrano December 18, 2020

Dear Santa,  Please get these old, white men out of politics. I mean no offense, but seriously, why is it we are always choosing between Mr.Old and Mr.Older? There are tons of people who are more qualified...

Dear Santa: keep my family safe and healthy

Dear Santa: keep my family safe and healthy

Benjamin Tran December 18, 2020

Dear Santa, Alright Santa or Saint Nick or Mr. Clause or whatever you prefer to go by.  You already know that I’ve never written to you in all of my 16 years of life on this dreadful planet.  What...

Dear Santa: buy me a house

Dear Santa: buy me a house

Eileen Tran December 18, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m not asking for much this year compared to the past 15 years. I’m just asking for the house on 10697 Somma Way, Los Angeles, CA 90077. It’s just $78,000,000. That’s it, just one...

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